The Monaco-based International Association of Athletics Federations has banned a former adviser for life over alleged corruption involving doping cases.
The ethics board of track and field’s world governing body said that Habib Cisse, a lawyer and legal adviser to former IAAF president Lamine Diack, broke the rules of corrupt conduct and integrity, and brought the sport into disrepute.
The board’s ruling mentioned the case of Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova, who was made to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid a doping ban before the 2012 London Olympics.
The IAAF also fined Cisse $25,000. He is awaiting trial in France on corruption charges, together with Diack and Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diack.
PHOTO: Habib Cisse